Genel announced on 21 January that it has secured a 30% stake in Chevron’s Sarta license, with the major remaining operator with 50%. Genel is also taking 40% and operatorship at the Qara Dagh license where the US major retains 40%. The KRG retains its customary 20% of each.

Instead of making an upfront payment, Genel will cover part of Chevron’s share of field development costs for the next two years. An additional “success fee” will also be paid out to the US supermajor “on achievement of a production milestone.” (CONTINUED - 1084 WORDS)